September 26, 2020: As part of the “Green Terminal” environmental certification programme initiated by Bollore Ports, Abidjan Terminal, the operator of the container terminal at the Port of Abidjan, has taken delivery of two new all-electric towing vehicles. With the delivery, Abidjan Terminal now has handling machines with zero CO2 emissions and sound pollution.

A product of the synergy between the Bollore Group, via Bollore Ports and Blue Solutions, and the manufacturer Gaussin, the electric towing vehicles will be operated by Abidjan Terminal employees having been trained on the commissioning, driving and maintenance of the equipment.

Powered by LMP batteries by Blue Solutions, the new handling machines offer top-level handling, ergonomics and on-board comfort. In addition to their reliability, range and heat-resistance, they boast optimal safety levels. The new vehicles will enable Abidjan Terminal to boost its operational capacities while reducing its environmental footprint.

Asta Rosa Cisse, managing director of Abidjan Terminal, said, “Abidjan Terminal has taken account of sustainable development requirements through the use of electric equipment and the integration of mechanisms that preserve biodiversity, thus shrinking the carbon footprint of its business activities. The goal for Abidjan Terminal is to innovate and step up its energy transition consistent with the vision of the Bollore Group, which, through its Blue Solutions subsidiary, provided Cote d’Ivoire with its first clean-mobility solutions in the shape of the electric buses of Cocody University.”

Abidjan Terminal is thus promoting eco-responsible logistics solutions on the West African coast. Respectful of people and the environment, they contribute to the “Green Terminal” certification programme implemented by Bollore Ports at the port terminals that it operates.

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